Pro Bowl Player
Why did Ian remove the dislike button?
I hope not, that is what happened to Todd Gurley.He’s probably never going to be 100% healthy if that knee is bone-on-bone. I appreciate what he did for the team in the 2018 run, but I’m not expecting much from him anymore.
The running game absolutely matters but running backs don't. For the most part. It's not like "anyone" can replace a good back. It's just not that hard to find them so why make it more complicated than it has to be?
Especially as the position WR/RB positions morph into one another from a physique standpoint. It's just not as hard to find those guys (5'9-6'2/200-215) as opposed to other positions.
Anyway they're a "cherry" on top of a sundae. KC kinda used that approach and I feel we did as well. Looking back at our roster. QB situation. Adding a "Sony" or what we thought we were getting was actually pretty exciting. The thought of a dynamic back into this offense was scary.
I'm on record of saying it wouldn't have been my pick but I get it. Again you have your "meal", here's some " dessert". Bill brought in two "win now" guys to seemingly help Brady in my eyes.
What happened to Sony from college to pros is anyone's guess. It's really something though bc pre-draft it was all about injuries. We never saw this player in college. It's two different people. At least imo. I feel like I can spot bad evaluation after doing this a bit and this isn't that. Like he's not even close to the person we watched in college?
Harry is a different story. Not to change subjects but there were questions ranging from his release to how he'd adjust to the speed of the game. I liked him and thought he really excelled at what made him good. Like he wasn't great at a lot but the few things he did do well, he was gifted at. Recently burnt with Butler thinking along the same lines. One last thing here. The NFL was wrong here and they're supposed to be head and shoulders above everyone. SF was going after Harry that draft. Probably would've had him > Deebo if you believe what's out there and I do. Also DK fell to like a pick before the 3rd round. Sometimes you just miss on guy.
Anyway I don't look back and wonder why didn't we draft another RB. I see Sony/Lamar when it's more than obvious - beyond clear. There was internal strife between coach & QB. Again in my mind it seemed like Bill was in "win now" mode with those picks.
Unfortunate about Sony but he's not a bust. We just over-drafted him by a round or two. And let's not ignore the obvious he probably hasn't been healthy since grade school.
Hopefully he's healthy enough from here on out.
Ding ding ding we have a Winner!!! This is the biggest issue and has been for many years. OL run blocking has been awful quite often. If there are no holes to run through or defenders are already in hole or backfield when you are getting ball.....it’s not the RB fault. In regards to Sony himself, I didn’t expect him to last very long in the league due to the status of his knees. He does seem slower this year so maybe injuries are a factor.I rarely see holes for the guy to exploit
Part of it may be on him but honestly run tape replay of OL run blocking...it is pretty awful overall...
I know I always expect first rounders to be instant impact, immediate starters, All-Pro and HoF types right out of the gate. Not being facetious. I know this is a "me" problem and not a "them" problem. Sony did enough in the 2018 run to warrant his draft position, in my opinion. He's not a bust, and he's not generational, all-pro, first ballot HoF guy. He is what he is. If he's indeed bone on bone in his knee, he is going to be one of those short career guys.
If you want to ***** about anything, IMO, you can say he was drafted a round or two too high. I don't think any of us who be complaining if he was a third rounder.
See, this is where you lose me TriumphBecause NE cant draft a RB or WR.
This season is so far so good on Harry, but Im going to take a wait and see approach.